Equine Welfare (Ragwort Control) Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 1:32 pm on 21st March 2003.

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Photo of John Greenway John Greenway Conservative, Ryedale 1:32 pm, 21st March 2003

With the leave of the House, Madam Deputy Speaker. I am grateful to the Minister but also to my hon. Friend Mr. Gray and all hon. Members on both sides of the House for their attendance today and for their approach to the Bill. I do not want to detain the House further, as other hon. Members now wish to pursue their own Bills, but I am happy to respond very positively to what the Minister has said. We agreed earlier this week that the amendments of the kind that he has described would appear to be appropriate, and I am happy to give him that undertaking. On that basis I hope that the question can be put and that we shall have a positive response.

Question put and agreed to.

Read a Second time, and committed to a Standing Committee, pursuant to Standing Order No. 63 (Committal of Bills).